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July 31, 2006

2006 WSOP Main Event Numbers

This information according to CardPlayer/PokerWire:

Unofficial Numbers: 8,778 Entrants
No Limit Hold'em Main Event
Jul 31, 2006 / 21:41:12 EDT
The total number of players hasn't been triple-checked and certified, but the early information released is 8,778 players. That would create a prizepool around $82.5 million, with first prize worth more than $10 million.

This represents 3,159 more players than last year's Main Event, which is the biggest year-to-year increase in history. If the new players were pulled out and put into a separate event, it would become the third-largest field in live tournament history.

The poker boom just keeps on growing ...

Posted by fatbill at July 31, 2006 11:44 PM


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